The Freshpet Blog

Fresh food isn’t the only way to help your dog or cat get the most out of life. From bathing tips to health-related info, find out the latest pet-related news and stories on our blog.


Kitten & Puppy Nutrition by Dr. Katy Nelson

Dr. Katy, Fresh Start

Bringing a new puppy or kitten home for the first time is so exciting, and there are many things you need to plan for ahead of time. One of the most important is how you will nourish your new little one. Below are answers to some commonly asked questions from new pet parents:   How long does it take for my puppy or kitten to…



Teaching a Senior Pet Some Fresh Tricks

Dr. Katy, Fresh Start

Forget the idea that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. As parents, it’s up to us to do the best for our pets by taking care of them and providing them with everything they need. That especially includes feeding them fresh, nutritious food that will keep them healthy. No matter how old your dog or cat is, it’s never too late to get him…



Dog Food Good Enough to Eat (Especially if you’re an Olympic Medalist)

#FeedFreshPledge, Dr. Katy, Freshpet friends, Good Enough to Eat

Today was an exciting day. Today, our friend and partner Dr. Katy Nelson was a guest on The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, talking about, what else? Fresh food for our beloved dogs and cats!   Well, little did we know that not only would Freshpet get a mention (hooray!), but that Dr. Katy would spend the morning hanging out with Olympic Champions…



Dr. Katy Answers More of YOUR Fur-Kid Questions!

Dr. Katy

    With so many great fur-kid questions, Dr. Katy has come back to help with what you’d like to know regarding your fur-kids. In response to your questions from Monday, please see her answers below! If your question was chosen by Dr. Katy, please send us a private message on Facebook to receive your Freshpet goodie!   Freshpet parent Jodi H. asks…  I have…



Dr. Katy’s Tips For Keeping Your Fur-Kids Safe This Thanksgiving

Dr. Katy

This Thanksgiving, we hope that you get to spend lots of time with loved ones over delicious food!   But, as Freshpet friend and veterinarian Dr. Katy Nelson reminds us, there are some very important things to keep in mind this Thanksgiving in order to keep your fur-kid safe. We asked Dr. Katy to give us the inside scoop on what pet parents can do…



Freshpet Puts on the Chef’s Hat for a Fridge Challenge Meal

Dr. Katy

After six weeks of the Freshpet Fridge Challenge, we’ve been thrilled to see how pet parents are viewing fresh foods in a different light when it comes to feeding us and our fur-kids.   So, after chronicling the Fridge Challenges taken by Dr. Katy Nelson and other pet bloggers, it was our turn to cook for ourselves using only shelf-stable foods! However, as we soon found out,…



Freshpet Joins Pups in Central Park for Dog Fair

Dr. Katy

We had so much fun at last Saturday’s My Dog Loves Central Park Fair in New York City’s Central Park. It was such a beautiful day outside and we loved getting to spend so much time with hundreds of pet parents. There were so many different breeds of pups there that we just couldn’t get enough!       We brought the Freshpet Truck with…

Freshpet's Katie Helps Hand Out Freshpet in Central Park!


Dr. Katy Weighs In On Your Fur-Kid’s Weight

Dr. Katy

We want to keep our fur-kids in the family for as long as possible.   Maintaining their health is critical in helping them live long, happy lives. Yet, today over 60% of pets in the United States are clinically obese. Extra weight can lead to conditions like diabetes, heart disease and even cancer for our dogs and cats. This is a scary reality that many pet…

Your next visit is the perfect chance to ask about your pet's weight.